Background and Education:
Veterinary School: University of Georgia
Internship Training: Texas A&M University
Residency Training: University of Georgia
Certification: Diplomate ACVS (2001)
Dr. Leigh Glerum is a graduate of Duke University where she earned a BS in Biology. She received her DVM from the University of Georgia (1996). She completed an internship at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine and then returned to the University of Georgia to complete her surgical residency. While at Georgia, she delivered, via C-section, UGA VI, the University’s beloved bulldog mascot. Dr. Glerum particularly enjoys performing minimally invasive surgeries (laparoscopy and thoracoscopy) and upper airway surgery, as well as pain management. She became board certified in 2001.
When not practicing, she enjoys spending time in the great outdoors–hiking, backpacking, cycling, and downhill skiing. She also relishes time spent in the yoga studio and hanging out with a good book on the couch. Leigh also lends her support to the local community through various volunteer positions: sorting books for the Burlingame Public Library, monitoring land for Peninsula Open Space Trust, and maintaining property for Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District. Leigh was drawn to veterinary surgery because it allowed her to blend her appreciation for science, her love of animals, and the satisfaction that comes with being truly “hands-on” with her patients. Her love of animals extends to her own somewhat mismatched pair: Phanny the Great Dane and Bridget the basset hound.